Proverbs 14:3
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English Standard Version
By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.

King James Bible
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

American Standard Version
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the mouth of a fool is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve them.

English Revised Version
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Proverbs 14:3 Parallel
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

22 The good man leaveth behind him for his children's children,

     And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

As a commencing word, טוב signifies in the Mishle for the most part bonum (prae); but here, as at Proverbs 12:2, cf. Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 14:4, it signifies bonus. As the expression that God is טוב (Psalm 25:8, etc.) of the O.T. is equivalent to the N.T. that He is ἀγάπη, so that man who in his relation to others is determined by unselfish love is טוב for the good man [der Gtige], i.e., the man who is willing to communicate all good is truly good, because the essence of צדקה, righteousness of life, is love. Such an one suffers no loss by his liberality, but, according to the law, Proverbs 11:25, by which a dispenser of blessings is at the same time also a recipient of blessings, he has only gain, so that he makes his children's children to inherit, i.e., leaves behind him an inheritance extending even to his grandchildren (vid., regarding הנחיל, p. 182; here trans. as containing its object in itself, as at Deuteronomy 32:8 : to make to inherit, to place in possession of an inheritance). The sinner, on the contrary (חוטא sing. to חטּאים, ἁμαρτωλοί), loses his wealth, it is already destined to pass over to the righteous who is worthy of it, and makes use (cf. Job 27:17) of that which he possesses in accordance with the will and appointment of God - a revelation of justice appertaining to time, the exceptions to which the old limited doctrine of requital takes no notice of. חיל, strength, then like our "Vermgen" (cf. opes, facultates), that by means of which one is placed in circumstances to accomplish much (Fl.); cf. regarding the fundamental idea contorquere, compingere, p. 226, also regarding צפן, properly condensare, then condere, p. 61.

Proverbs 14:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 18:6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.

Proverbs 21:24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who deals in proud wrath.

Proverbs 22:8 He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge...

Job 5:21 You shall be hid from the whip of the tongue: neither shall you be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Psalm 12:8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Psalm 31:18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Psalm 52:1,2 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually...

Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows...

Daniel 7:20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes...

James 3:5,6 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!...

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

Revelation 15:5,6 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened...


Proverbs 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

Romans 10:9,10 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead...

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world...

Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.

Cross References
Proverbs 12:6
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

Proverbs 14:4
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.

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